A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 23 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Washington State Representative, 2007-present; Bainbridge Island City Council, 2000-2005
Other Professional Experience: Prior to holding elected office, I worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development as an advisor and business development officer. I moved with my husband to Bainbridge in 1992 to work on water resource and open space issues for our county.
Education: BA Economics, University of Virginia; MPA, University of Washington
Community Service: I volunteer at the public schools my daughters attend, teach Sunday School, am active with Girl Scouts, serve on the Board of Kitsap Community Resources and the Kitsap advisory council of Washington CASH (entrepreneurial training).
Statement: I am honored to serve as your State Representative. The recession has been tough on all of us, and I've sought to bring a balanced and thoughtul approach to the difficult decisions we have confronted in Olympia. Our legislative district is diverse, and I have fought hard for our shared values - bringing greater accountability to our ferry system, reforming school financing, investing in worker retraining and job retention, honoring our veterans and seniors. With your support I will continue our work to create a more effective and accountable state government, and we will lead our nation out of the recession.